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See the Life Through the Eyes of Goran Tomasevic

Updated on July 6, 2017

Children Under Chaos

A little girl who is an earthquake survivor sits inside a tent at a camp in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad November 24, 2005.
A little girl who is an earthquake survivor sits inside a tent at a camp in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad November 24, 2005. | Source
A girl looks on a blockade set up by protesters of the Serbian Trade Union Confederation within the scope of a strike over a proposed labour law, that the workers say does not take care of their rights, in Belgrade October 19, 2001.
A girl looks on a blockade set up by protesters of the Serbian Trade Union Confederation within the scope of a strike over a proposed labour law, that the workers say does not take care of their rights, in Belgrade October 19, 2001. | Source

Children is the most vulnerable victims of wars, disasters or riots. These pictures above say thousand words without have to make a voice. It speak loudly through the children's expression.


Hello, Readers. How are you?


Today I want to show you something different than what I usually published. I want to share my admiration on the works of one man, which his works really captivated and strong in presenting his messages. The messages about humanity and the life under chaotic circumstances which maybe not many of us can imagine how it will be like.

Too Close!

A woman opposition supporter takes shelter while providing water during rioting with pro-Mubarak demonstrators near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011
A woman opposition supporter takes shelter while providing water during rioting with pro-Mubarak demonstrators near Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011 | Source
Opposition supporters throw stones at pro-Mubarak demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011
Opposition supporters throw stones at pro-Mubarak demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Cairo February 3, 2011 | Source

I think Tomasevic must had bruised here and there during this incident. It is too close! Take a look to the woman picture. How she willing to be in the dangerous zone to gave water to demonstrans. Some bravery!


His name is Goran Tomasevic. Don’t ask me how he looks like, is he old or is he young, or any other stuffs which can describing his human form, because I don’t know! What I know is only what he already showed to the world, through his work as Photographer of war.

Goran Tomasevic is Reuters senior photographer which already ran from one country to another country which is currently in stress of war, terror or disaster, to be able to create the best photos of the circumstances.


God in Everyone's Heart

A Palestinian man prays on the street near Lion gate in Jerusalem's Old city February 3, 2006.
A Palestinian man prays on the street near Lion gate in Jerusalem's Old city February 3, 2006. | Source
A female Jewish settler prays in front of a synagogue in Jewish settlement of Shirat Hayam in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 14, 2005.
A female Jewish settler prays in front of a synagogue in Jewish settlement of Shirat Hayam in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 14, 2005. | Source

God is the only salvation human can have under the wars. It is so sad to know how we keep seperating ourselves as human being who love God, just because we have our own believe about who God really is.

Born in Belgrade in 1969, as Serbian, it seem Tomasevic already get used to war. Maybe that is why he pursued a career as War Photographer.

Tomasevic started working for Reuters as Freelance Photographer in 1996, during the anti-Milosevic demonstrations. Then took based in Baghdad during Iraq conflict, Stayed in Jerusalem during Israelis and Palestinians tense times, and now took based on Egypt. Tomasevic currently also covering the uprising in Libya.

His works and his bravery had given him the award as The Reuters Photographer of the Year in 2003 and 2005, but I doubt it’s even good enough to describe his dedication in doing his works.

Pakistan Earth Quake

An earthquake survivor holds a sick child during Ted Turner's visit to a camp near the city of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir early December 18, 2005.
An earthquake survivor holds a sick child during Ted Turner's visit to a camp near the city of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir early December 18, 2005. | Source
Kashmiri earthquake survivors receive free food from an open-air kitchen in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir December 15, 2005.
Kashmiri earthquake survivors receive free food from an open-air kitchen in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-administered Kashmir December 15, 2005. | Source

Children inside disaster. Again Tomasevic touched us with the pain of pure heart of the children.


Tomasevic caught my eyes by his works. His Pictures always so alive, full of energy which came from the riot. In so many times the pictures had been taken too close, showed how the Photographer willing to risk his own life to enter the most dangerous zone at the moment. In another pictures you can see how the pictures become little un-focus, taken under great stress while he had to run to save himself. But in several pictures, you can see compassionate heart and sadness.


In the Line of Duty

U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province, February 13, 2010.
U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Chris Sanderson, 24, from Flemington, New Jersey shouts as he tries to protect an Afghan man and his child after Taliban fighters opened fire in the town of Marjah, in Nad Ali district, Helmand province, February 13, 2010. | Source
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured.
Sgt. William Olas Bee, a U.S. Marine from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, has a close call after Taliban fighters opened fire near Garmser in Helmand Province of Afghanistan May 18, 2008. The Marine was not injured. | Source

Can you imagine under what kind of circumstance these pictures above had been took? Is there any woman brave enough to not cry if seeing these pictures had been taking by the man she love? But no matter what, Tomasevic had show the world the real everyday life in the middle of wars.

Looking at those pictures made me thinking; Tomasevic must be having iron heart and stone head to be able to do what he do. He and other war journalist deserve of our respect because they put themselves in danger to show the world what they think the world deserved to see and know. So we can understand, the pain of those who live inside it. Also for us to understand that our save land not built only by money and hard work, but also with blood of our heroes.

My Favorite Picture

A puppy sleeps under a U.S soldier's hat and rifles in Baquba, in Diyala province some 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad November 6, 2008
A puppy sleeps under a U.S soldier's hat and rifles in Baquba, in Diyala province some 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad November 6, 2008 | Source
Riot police keep watch as they hold shields during clashes with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011
Riot police keep watch as they hold shields during clashes with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011 | Source

I really love the pic about the Puppy. And take a look on the soldier wary face. Sometimes we are forget that they also human being who do what he did under order of authority. These pictures showed us the truth about them.

Adrenaline Junkies? Nope! I don’t think so! Adrenaline Junkies will never choose war zone to satisfy their desires. They will choose the most extreme condition under peaceful time, because they do that to have fun. Adrenaline Junkies never achieved anything but satisfying their silly and unnecessary hunger only.

I’m sure there must be fun part in Tomasevic and other War’s Journalist job, but more likely, there is something more than just self actualization. Something about being human in the middle of chaotic life, and the heart which always never feel any peace until there is no longer war to capture. Maybe! ^^ LOL. Well, I am not Tomasevic, so I can’t describe what he feels about his job. But unless, I can introduce his work to you who maybe never see it.

Please enjoy.

Freya

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    Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

    A thoughtful and important Biography Freya.;)

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    Micky Dee 6 years ago

    Your hubs are always wonderfully beautiful! This is just great dear Freya. Thank you so much for words and pictures! You are so smart and and insightful. God bless you Freya!

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Mentalist Acer: No, Sir. Just too big admiration in my mind asked to be shares. LOL. Thank you for reading, Sir.

    MIcky: Aww! King Micky, you did that again! You make me blush! LOL. This is just my way to make you enjoy what I like too. Hehehe... But these pictures is amazing. I really like them. Thank you for great support, King Micky. ^^

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Just a great hub Freya. He is a very talented photographer. He captures so much in one picture. So much emotion and so educational.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Minnetonka Twin: Yes, very true. His pictures is not glamorous one. These pictures is fact of life and nothing is glamorous about the life in this kind of situation. We get used to see those pictures ads and photo session in magazines which really different. I feel Tomasevic's works have more honesty than those. I'm glad you like it, dear. ^^

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    agusfanani 6 years ago from Indonesia

    Those are all amazing, touching pictures which illustrate the story very well.

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Salam, Agus Fanani. I'm glad you like it, brother. ^^ Thank you.

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    ahorseback 6 years ago

    Freya , You always seem to honor others in your hubs, you're love of humanity is written well in your hubs, I can tell you are really going places in you're life!

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    Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

    Ahorseback. Hi again, Dad.

    How we cannot love humanity since we are human too? How we cannot considering to do something even only a little article, to make one milimeter of changing if it is possible? I am a broken pipe. My eyes teary a lot when I see the pain and writing about it help me to overcome this pain. So, it is survival instinc. As simply as that. ^^

    Thank you for the sweet words, Dad. It is always wonderful to talk to you. :)

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